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Opening Gambits

Author : Peter S. Armstrong
ISBN : 9781461734079
Genre : Psychology
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This books offers guidelines to enhance the clinician's ability to conduct an effective first session. Armstrong identifies eight essential tasks of the first session, (including, for example, an atmosphere of safety, patient assessment, the contract, and transition), and demonstrates the steps he takes to accomplish them.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy For Dysthymic Disorder

Author : John C. Markowitz
ISBN : 1585622079
Genre : Medical
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Dysthymic Disorder is the first manual to examine the use of psychotherapy for dysthymic disorder, or chronic depression. This useful, innovative guide describes how to adapt interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) -- a proven, time-limited therapy that has benefited patients who have other mood disorders and psychiatric syndromes -- to treat dysthymic disorder. After discussing the characteristics of dysthymic disorder, the basic principles of IPT, and the available treatment data, this volume offers clear, coherent treatment strategies for working with this potentially difficult, yet treatable, disorder. A useful adjunct to training and supervision by certified clinicians, this book contains numerous case examples that vividly illustrate how to use this treatment approach. This text also includes an appendix with patient education materials, the IPT Problem Area Rating Scale (IPARS), and the IPT Outcome Scale. By using this text, therapists can improve their patients' life functioning and provide a more comprehensive and effective treatment.

Short Term Psychotherapy And Emotional Crisis

Author : Peter Emanuel Sifneos
ISBN : 0674807200
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Peter Sifneos describes a type of active and brief psychotherapeutic intervention which he believes is tremendously useful for selected patients with circumscribed emotional difficulties and which, he maintains, is similar to an immunization procedure that enables certain individuals to prevent the development of emotional difficulties in the future.

American Journal Of Psychotherapy

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ISBN : UOM:39015081537691
Genre : Psychotherapy
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Assessment In Psychotherapy

Author : Helen Alfille
ISBN : 9781780497884
Genre : Psychology
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This book sets out to address the complexities of psychoanalytic assessment. Comprises a comprehensive review of relevant literature and contributions from various psychotherapists on the different aspects of the assessment process.Contributors:Helen Alfiille, Judith Barnard, Ruth Berkowitz, Judy Cooper, Arna Davis, Philip Hewitt, Mira Malovic-Yeeles, Aslan Mordecai, Mary Rosalind Stumpfl, Anne Tyndale and Danuta Waydenfeld.

Handbook Of Homework Assignments In Psychotherapy

Author : Nikolaos Kazantzis
ISBN : 9780387296814
Genre : Psychology
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This handbook is the first resource for the practicing clinician that addresses the role of homework – patients’ between-session activities - across major therapeutic paradigms and complex clinical problems. The book opens with a series of practice-orientated chapters on the role of homework in different psychotherapies. A wide range of psychotherapy approaches are covered, each illustrated with clinical examples. The book includes valuable coverage of complex and chronic disorders. Novice and seasoned psychotherapists from all training backgrounds will find useful ideas in this volume.

Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

Author : Eugene T. Gendlin
ISBN : 9781462505623
Genre : Psychology
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Examining the actual moment-to-moment process of therapy, this volume provides specific ways for therapists to engender effective movement, particularly in those difficult times when nothing seems to be happening. The book concentrates on the ongoing client therapist relationship and ways in which the therapist's responses can stimulate and enable a client's capacity for direct experiencing and "focusing." Throughout, the client therapist relationship is emphasized, both as a constant factor and in terms of how the quality of the relationship is manifested at specific times. The author also shows how certain relational responses can turn some difficulties into moments of relational therapy.

Sessions Memoirs Of A Psychotherapist

Author : Kathryn Foster
ISBN : 1494886251
Genre : Psychology
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Dr. Addy Conrad, psychologist, encounters the ethical minefield common to private practice. Susan, a professional and mother with whom Addy identifies, is torn by a traumatic childhood. But Susan is more complex than what originally met the eye, having colorful interior personalities, and one tragic disclosure plants Addy squarely in a quandary. Her peak challenge, though, is Michael, a striking but narcissistic surgeon, who finally discards his emotional hide-and-seek to disclose his raw pain. At times, Addy waivers under his seduction, especially as her own marriage falters. She warms to Michael as he reveals his vulnerable, undone psyche. His flirting is intermingled with genuine therapeutic work, leaving Addy swaying, as if on a precarious high wire. A serpentine client, Carmen, reeking of cigarettes, snags Addy's old memories of her mother's death by cancer. Countertransference—where the therapist projects someone onto the client—grips her. A beloved former professor helps her disentangle her own unprocessed feelings from that of Carmen's.Dr. Conrad courts a growing unease for her friend, Dr. Sebastian Courtney, her intellectual idol. After working with his first severely abused client, he suffers from night terrors. She intuits that he is in danger beyond what he is disclosing. He has, in fact, slipped into secondary post traumatic stress disorder--taking on the pain and symptoms of his client. In a risky gambit, and partly blinded by her own attachment to him, she takes matters into her own hands.A testament to the human spirit, Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist, will challenge as much as it entertains you.

Attachment In Psychotherapy

Author : David J. Wallin
ISBN : 9781462522712
Genre : Psychology
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This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

Healing Moments In Psychotherapy

Author : Daniel J. Siegel
ISBN : 9780393708837
Genre : Psychology
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Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy. A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through the voices of a dozen clinicians and scientists presenting their combined experiences and wisdom, it serves as a window into the process of healing. Practical examples and empowering research data support the ways in which therapeutic relationships can help catalyze health and restore wellness within psychotherapy.

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